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Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm PST
basic movement in this country, not just the traditional union agenda, we don't have a chance. on the other hand, with that kind of agenda, i absolutely believe we can change this country as president obama talked about in 2008. the change you can believe in, the change you work for. >> what has president obama done for labor in these last four years? >> well, i think he's tried to do quite a bit. i think in his heart he definitely supports, you know, working families. part of the outcome piece is what gets through the u.s. congress. so he definitely supported health care bill much more like speaker pelosi than what we ended up getting through the senate finance committee, onto the senate floor and eventually adopted a year later. he definitely supported workers' rights legislation. he definitely supported much more agressive moves to stop the foreclosures. he definitely supported climate change. so part of this is really -- you know, we would love to see more active white house support for these democracy initiatives so that the change that i'm sure he still believes in has some
PBS
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
ties with countries considered to be engines of growth. abe had hoped to make washington his first foreign visit. but u.s. officials couldn't find time because of president obama's inauguration. still, abe wants to visit as soon as possible. he says the alliance is the foundation of japanese security in an increasingly difficult environment. japanese and american diplomats have been struggling to agree on how to relocate a u.s. military base in okinawa. they've run into strong opposition from residents. on top of that, the americans have been pressuring the japanese to start talks on a free trade agreement. farmers and lobby groups are urging abe not to join the transpacific partnership. many wonder how abe will balance these pressures as he tries to achieve these goals. nhk world. >>> four days of anti-government protests in pakistan have come to an end. patchari raksawong joins us from bangkok with an update on the situation. >> good evening, gene. the protests may be over but the problems remain in pakistan. supporters of influential cleric qadri were demanding the government re
PBS
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
children. >> i would respectfully request that every parent in this country who hears these words simply pause for a moment and think, ask yourself, what is it worth doing to keep your children safe. >> president barack obama says he plans to announce new gun control measures later this week. >> if there's a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> the measures are expected to include stronger background checks for all gun purchases and a ban on assault weapons. >>> investigators from japan's transport ministry are looking into the safety of japan airline's newest plains. they'll try to find out why fuel leaked from a 787 dreamliner. oil spilled from a nozzle last tuesday at boston logan's airport. they found fuel leaking from a different nozzle on the same wing. the transport ministry inspectors will check the fuel control system and examine each valve. they want to know whether the problem is unique to one plane or affects other boeings. >>> investors who have been sitting on the fence like what they see out of to
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